Stephen Norringtons THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN begins in 1899 London where, due to some cataclysmic events in England and Germany, the world is on the brink of war. Mycroft Holmes (Richard Roxburgh) is sent by the British government to round up various figures from Victorian-era literature in an attempt to find some solution. First on the list is explorer Allan Quatermain (Sean Connery), quickly installed as leader of the ramshackle outfit. Among the plethora of mythical figures joining Quatermain are The Invisible Man, Captain Nemo, Jekyll and Hyde, Dorian Gray, and many others. Initially the League are sent to Prague to prevent a series of bombs from exploding, causing some spectacular set pieces as the merry band of rogues use all their special skills to fend off the evil forces. This is only the start of their journey however, and there are plenty of surprises for these courageous battlers, not least when they discover who is really behind all the chaos they have tried so hard to control. Working with material from comic book veteran Alan Moore (who also penned FROM HELL), director Norrington (BLADE) draws on some interesting traits and legends from his characters, such as Dorian Grays painting and Dr. Jekylls potion. Making sure each member is far from infallible, Norrington paints a sympathetic portrait of flawed heroes battling against the odds, with some spectacular action sequences, and humorous asides.
Audio Commentary By Producers Don Murphy And Trevor Albert And Actors Jason Flemyng Tony Curan And Shane West, Audio Commentary By Jacqueline West John Sullivan And Matthew Gratzer, Matters Of Pre Visualisation, Stills Gallery, Assembling The League, Deleted Scenes, Extended Scenes, Behind The Fantasy, European Premieres, 2 Trailers, 12 TV Spots, Posters
Release Date: 06 March 2006
Certificate: 12 - Suitable for Persons Aged 12 or Over
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 Anamorphic Wide Screen\16:9 Anamorphic Wide Screen
Sound: DTS 5.1\Dolby Digital 5.1
Running Time: 106 minutes
Production Year: 2003
Main Language: English
Hearing Impaired Languages: English
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